I spent the majority of July traveling in Ireland, Paris, Nice, Monte Carlo & Ibiza. I had an amazing trip (lots of travel blogs to come!). I brought along lots of new products and samples on my trip to try during some down time. I also took many many flights in July so really focused on hydration skincare. Here are some of my favorites from my testing this month! Enjoy and happy pampering.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
There is a new Limited Edition full size pink bottle of Caudalie Beauty Elixir available at Sephora and it is definitely worth investing. This elixir tones, tightens pores, sets makeup, refreshes throughout the day and creates a glow. It is a little bottle of miracles. I have a full travel sized bottle used as was spritzing throughout my holidays especially during flights like a diva. My holiday was action packed and I wanted my skin to keep up and feel refreshed throughout. This is a hero product for providing hydration on the go. The scent of the product is incredible and smells like a luxurious spa product. Rosemary, mint & organic rose essential oil provide radiance and a smooth finish. If there is one product you treat yourself to this summer, this is the one!
Caudalie SOS Intense Moisturizing Cream
As I knew I was taking 9 flights in 3 weeks, I packed the most hydrating cream I could find and this intense moisturizing cream from Caudalie was exactly what I needed. My skin was hydrated throughout the holiday and calmed any redness. This hydrator contains organic grapewater which is perfect for packing on holidays as it soothes redness and sensitive skin. The olive squalane nourishes the skin leaving it soothed and nourished. This products also protects against free radicals such as pollution, stress & sun exposure.
Pat McGrath Mattetrance Lipstick Color Blitz
This was my first ever Pat McGrath product and I love everything about it. The outside little packaging that the lipstick arrives in is so different along with the bold lipstick packaging. What is inside is just as amazing. The pigment on shade “Charasmatically Chaotic” is unbelievable and extremely long lasting. The matte lipstick is incredibly lightweight and feels very luxurious. There are 30 vibrant shades in the range which have won Allure Best of Beauty awards! I highly advise using a lip pencil with these colors due to the high pigment and to enhance the definition of your lips. I also recommend for even longer wear, blotting with tissue and setting lightly with translucent setting powder.
Anastasia Dipbrow Gel in Blonde
I have this product in my “to-try” bundle for a while. I brought it on holidays as I knew that once I got lots of sunshine, my eyebrows would go completely blond so enhancement would be needed! Love the ease of use of the brow gel and the applicator. The bristles are delicate and product highly pigmented. The gel is waterproof and is long lasting. I had fuller looking defined brows and the color matched perfectly. I have also used brow whiz in the past from Anastasia in caramel and loved this also.
Sephora Collection Clean Range
Sephora Collection recently brought out a clean skin care range including eye creams, moisturizers, serum, cleanser and more. The range is clean in that there are the most amazing, great quality ingredients which have been chosen with care. The price point of the products are amazing with products as little as $10. I have tried the cleanser and the moisturizer and loved both of the products.
Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation
Absolutely amazing foundation, so lightweight, easy to apply & sheer. One of my favorite new foundations that I have tried out lately. I almost always go for a natural beauty look and this is the perfect foundation for this look. This is the first serum based foundation and is dispensed using the tiny dropper similar to Clarins oil treatments. The foundation is buildable with 22 shades available at present. I’m on my second bottle after a few months.
More new favorite beauty finds to come next month!